As a lender, I don't typically refer any specific contractor. My best advice, that which I give to my own clients, is take time to interview at least a few. Ask friends, family, and co-workers for referrals. Don't go with the cheapest guy. Get your deal on the house, not on the rehab or renovation. The cheapest guys typically do the cheapest work and cause the biggest headaches in the rehab period.
We deal with FHA's 203k often. If you need a lender give me a call. You can also check out my CEO's blog at www.richardhartian.com
It's possible the home actually had a higher value at one time, perhaps the property was not owner occupied and didn't have an exemption. Olympia Fields does not have a lot of business or industry to offset the cost of running a lovely village so property taxes take on that burden.... more